Center for Science in the Public Interest

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    How the Government Shutdown Is Messing Up Texas

    To the political novice, a federal government shutdown sounds like an excuse to get crazy. Anarchy in the streets! Do more than the usual drugs in Deep Ellum! Operate a bandit taxi service from the same 1993 minivan you use to transport DISD students to school! But that's not how it really works. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Eat What They Want You To Eat

    The old progressives made us dump liquor. The new ones want us to heed their diet demands.​Now, you all know I'm the kindhearted, gentle sort, right? That I would never write anything harsh about mindless poseurs ordering dirty martinis or suggest a certain rank dish should be dumped over the offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Food For Thought 3.10.09

    "It's a nice effort that looks good on its face. But it's fluff when it comes to the real need for information on the potential down sides of alcohol consumption." (George A. Hacker of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, commenting on a certain vodka brand's new "enjoy with Absolut respon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Chewing The Fat: Wednesday Ground 'Round

    This week's Ground 'Round features some leftovers on food freshness, the latest pet pampering trend and Michael Eisner's new "porn" venture...After all our talk about stretching the life of expired foods, we're afraid to find out just how overdue those eggs are in the back of the fridge. Well, we we ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 17, 2002

    Eschewing the Fat

    Interest groups battle over your next meal

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Slaughterhouse Jive

    Dallas-based Supreme Beef fought what it believes are unfair regulations, only to wind up on the USDA's killing floor

  • Dining

    October 19, 2000

    Seeds of Discontent

    Can growing protests stem the tide of genetically engineered crops?

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Cola kids

    Public school students become a captive audience for corporate advertisers

  • News

    June 25, 1998

    Getting fat off non-fat

    A fat substitute with some unpleasant potential side effects pits junk food against junk science